Hello again! Here are some shorts I made for going to Croatia. New Look 6100. And you know what that means? I managed to get some gorgeous sickeningly beautiful location shots- same day as my swimsuit wearing at Orlec on the Croation Island of Cres. (see previous post for my travel notes on Cres) Sorry…. blue sky & turquoise sea alert….seems such a long way from our current rain & semi autumnal week we have been having.
So I have made New Look 6100 twice before – both versions. They are a lovely style – a yoke waist, side zip & front pockets. Two styles – a straight cut pair with a cuff – view A and the slightly flared version (almost culottes!) – view B. I loved my pink pair the most, version A – the most -straight cut shorts with a cuff. However (cough) I have added a few pounds since making these (it will drop off again once I am back training for September’s half marathon) – but wanting to avoid any kind of wedgie & discomfort in the heat- & knowing shorts are a pretty quick make – I squeezed a pair in before I went, adding a slither to most of the seams.
I had some of this gorgeous polka dot chambray in my stash (remember shorts don’t take a huge amount of fabric! Good stash busters) as I knew it would be a good mixer colour for various tops I’d be taking. This time I did not have a well matching invisible zip so I used a regular zip & lapped it. Looks fine don’t you think (sorry photo looks a little like I had the shakes of urgency- I think I took the pics just before packing!!).
I love the hem cuff – it adds a little more character to the shorts & also gently holds the shape nicely. I always edge stitch around the whole top folded edge just to make sure it stays in place.
These are my dream shorts. It is official. I just love wearing shorts. But you really have to have the weather to accompany them – I am not that desperate that I can be spotted accessorising them with goosebumps & socks.
No I like to wear them with a strappy top – bathe me in that sunshine!
And roomy enough to avoid any risk of a warm weather wedgie.
Hope you’re having a great week – are you dreaming of shorts-wearing, are you making shorts for your holidays? Or are you lucky enough to be wearing them?
Me? I’m still in my PJs as I have a few days off & I am going to do a hill training session shortly…..